Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/1/2014 5:56:17 PM
An Ivorian health worker screens international travelers at the Felix Houphouet Boigny International airport in Abidjan ... passengers who have recently been in the Ebola-ravaged countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia, the chances of another ...
New international airports remain underserved, underdeveloped
Economic Times - 10/1/2014 7:12:02 AM
MUMBAI: The Indian civil aviation minister's push for greater domestic regional air connectivity in India has highlighted another, more complex, issue: that of the underdeveloped and under-served international airports in the country. On October 4 ...
Restaurant week on the fly: Airport eateries launch restaurant month
azcentral.com - 10/1/2014 8:40:56 PM
Traveling this month? If you're flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or other major airports around the country arrive early to check out new restaurant deals. HMSHost, a giant airport concessionaire, today launched the first Airport ...
No Way to Screen for Ebola at Airports
News Max - 10/1/2014 9:35:12 AM
The Ebola screening measures started this summer by the Nigerian government at the country’s international airports, and another in South Africa, are ineffective and will not do much to detect the deadly virus, according to DefenseOne.com. Nigerian ...
Integrated Fuel Facility at Mumbai Airport Gets CCI Nod
The New Indian Express - 10/2/2014 5:59:16 AM
NEW DELHI: The country’s commercial capital would soon have an integrated ... in Mumbai by a joint venture of three state-owned oil companies and Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd. The approval, however, came from the fair trade watchdog after the ...
Rebuilding of Mogadishu Airport, Seaport Underway
Voice of America - 10/1/2014 9:38:12 PM
With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the country’s major source of ... With Turkish funding and assistance, the sole international airport in Mogadishu is being revamped with ...
Portland airport prepared to handle Ebola virus
KOIN-TV - 10/1/2014 5:38:59 AM
More than 13 million people travel through the airport each year with direct flights to many international countries. Officials at the heavily traveled airport have kept a close eye on the outbreak. “We do have a Communicable Disease Response Plan at the ...
Indy airport executive credits success to rich family history
RTV 6 ABC - 9/30/2014 11:41:04 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis International Airport is known for being one of the top airports in the country and its newest leader said those accolades mirror the vision and values of its employees. Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director ...
Man hit by shuttle bus at PDX files $10 million lawsuit against hotel
KPTV Fox-12 - 10/1/2014 10:13:59 PM
A man who suffered severe injuries after he was pinned between two shuttle buses at Portland International Airport has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Sheraton Hotel. Kevin Schaffer, 51, a driver for Country Inn and Suites, was loading bags into ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Nigeria: Internationalization of Makurdi Airport
AllAfrica - 10/1/2014 4:27:24 AM
Academic travel is an important and substantial component of air travel in most countries that would make Makurdi a viable international airport. Secondly, Benue State where Makurdi serves as the capital is a well known "Food Basket of the Nation".
FAA: O’Hare Ops Highest in Country Tuesday
AVweb - 10/2/2014 2:17:22 AM
Like many aviation companies, Lycoming is involved in the world of unmanned systems ... managed more operations at Chicago O’Hare yesterday than at any other airport in the country. The number of arrivals and departures yesterday at O’Hare were ...
Bokeo slated for international airport
TTR Wekly - 10/1/2014 5:24:40 AM
BOKEO, 1 October 2014: Laos plans to build what it alls an international airport in Tonpheung ... system in order to link Laos with neighbouring countries.” He added: “The airport will provide more favourable conditions for investment and should ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...